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Former Olympic medals one gold and threes over US gymnast Shawn Johnson quickly became a huge star of the 2008 Olympics and there's more she won the championship on TV's Dancing With The Stars.
But then suddenly at the young age of twenty he injury forced Johnson to retire from gymnastics.
And now she's written a new book about her journey it's called winning balanced Shawn Johnson joins us welcome -- I think pat and me.
How can show that -- so -- none of us will ever know tell me what's it like to win a -- that I have that gold medal put around your neck and hear the National Anthem.
I -- vacationing in the world and it's the be assigned to be wearing your country's colors and now I needed them proud Senna.
I get an -- -- again thank you ask and by shelling in and that's so I'm not fair and regulates in the Nevada and and training means.
Yeah or use what -- why aren't you so greatest this and in the gold medal in the balance -- idea what what is it is -- -- how much is natural talent how much is driving -- and there's some reason you the best in the world for her.
I am I catch up.
Talent in my sport Canon has -- saying it has pardon in back I found -- nice for when -- says -- anger on.
This really -- to -- it as much as I head and IAE nice hands can get me and again I just can't come back.
Well let me go to your new book because one and it caught my attention because -- actually followed your career and not to mention the you know the great and -- have your talent and drive.
But here's one sentence in in the book early on the buckets as.
My coach told my mom -- full of energy but not full of talent.
The act and doesn't -- the phrase bad pitches aliens here and Imani and being a protective non US she said well I don't blame it sailor and try some Morales and they -- chow and found -- and -- And he's no denying -- went to LA to -- on banks.
But it -- idea that -- coach that would give that a child could thank -- -- a child who ends up going on to win the you know multiple.
Olympic medals including gold.
Would say that he does not full of talent went head coach got that one wrong.
He's sharing day and it's.
Island that Medivation I love print an Enron back at -- in -- -- -- -- -- -- that -- -- 34 years -- can.
Make Leon -- he has had some -- in their -- their heart and -- man.
Album as much as you can.
Tennis and asset that was stunning ever in your buck you right this.
I had a lot of fun competing on Dancing With The Stars but the biggest upside was -- -- prove to myself that I could excel at more than just gymnastics.
You know and the rest -- -- just an and we wouldn't dream of being held to do what you do in gymnastics.
And you seem to think that you need to go beyond that.
I I I did it I hate in them before -- -- the star as I really.
Wasn't sure if I can -- -- anything -- in my -- and I needed some sort of way take this my comments -- -- prayed myself wrong and -- hybrid adding getting that -- in the -- -- has been really prayed that.
Am I can step outside my coverage.
My cameras and then through the brother on on the myself.
And you do it again -- had at a very young age never have a knee injury that is -- changing your career against not ending your crew of -- tried changing it sounds.
In terms of performing in in gymnastics but that night written a new book.
Any good chance to inspire others and to start something no.
Yeah I'm not -- share what I -- in the air where I'm gonna go -- and I had many averaging knees him.
Presented to -- since I NN strength timing and who and the biggest enemy is going to London working that entire time and -- and my teammates.
I'm should look forward to being cheered and they certainly about a lot of joy and pride to American people when -- all those metals and what was -- strong anyway -- good luck with your new book and -- have fun -- London -- the -- the Olympics thank -- -- think he's semi.
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